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Fidelity Viewpoints ®

Three reasons to invest in stocks

Three reasons to invest in stocks

If you're young and saving for a far-off goal, not investing in stocks may be risky.

May business cycle

Rising wages may affect corporate profit margins, future Fed moves, and asset allocation.

Biotech: Any upside?

Even after a big rally, our manager thinks biotech stocks may have long-term potential.

Loss of a loved one

If a financial decision maker dies or is incapacitated, here are things to keep in mind.

Market and Economic Insights

Is there a bond bubble?

A gradual bond sell-off, should it happen, is unlikely to rattle risk markets, says our expert.

See all Market and Economic Insights articles

April market update

Investors continue to like the low-volatility, low-inflation, slow-growth environment.

Investing Ideas

Outlook for Europe

Our fund manager says lower rates and a weaker currency may help some European stocks.

See all Investing Ideas articles

5 health care themes

Above-average returns may be achievable this year too, but it’s all about stock selection.


Social Security and you

To sustain Social Security funding in the future, some changes may need to be made.

See all Retirement articles

Manage cash flow

Smart ways to help make managing your finances easier, more efficient, and less expensive.

Personal Finance

Talk with your parents

How to get a conversation started with your parents about money (yours and theirs).

See all Personal Finance articles

Two incomes to one

Budgeting, saving, health and life insurance, and tax moves for a one-income family.

Active Trader

An options IV

If you trade options, implied volatility can help you identify stocks that could move.

See all Active Trader articles

Turn the volume up.

Are you considering volume before making investing choices? If not, here’s why you should.

NEW: Spring 2015 Edition

  • In the Money: Fall 2014

    Check out In the Money, a new publication for more investing ideas and strategies.

Mutual fund performance (PDF)

Returns for Fidelity funds and 529 college savings plans.
Before investing, consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the fund, exchange-traded fund, or annuity and its investment options. Call or write to Fidelity or visit Fidelity.com for a free prospectus and, if available for the options, a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.
ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Prior to trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, and call 800-343-3548 to be approved for options trading.  Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.
There are additional costs associated with option strategies that call for multiple purchases and sales of options, such as spreads, straddles, and collars, as compared to a single option trade.

Investing involves risk, including risk of loss.

Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.

In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.)  Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk, liquidity risk, call risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Diversification cannot ensure a profit or protect against loss.
Fidelity does not provide legal or tax advice and the information provided above is general in nature and should not be considered legal or tax advice. Consult with an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.

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